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Old 03-31-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Problems Using a Bendpak Lift

I have a 10,000 lb Bendpak lift. Tried to use it to raise my 2011 2SS today, no dice, not happening. The car sits so low that in is a pita to get the arms under the body of the car. I removed 1 spacer to lower the lifting pads on the lift arms, problem is the lift arms then would "contact" the body panels before the lift pads engaged the frame. Has anybody else encountered this and how did you get around it??
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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Most people drive the car on 2x4s. Not ideal but it will work
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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I have the bendpak XPR-10acx. I too had the same trouble. I solved my issue by getting race ramps to pull up on. They lift the car 3" and allows just enough clearance to get the arms under the car with the small extensions installed. Worth every penny and they are light and don't scoot around when pulling on or off of them.
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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I have a Mohawk but had the same issue on the rear lift arms. I just used a floor jack to lift the rear end enough to use the 4" spacers on the lift pads. The front worked fine they clear the rocker panel behind the front wheels by 1/4"
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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Ok, I may try some kind of ramp just to get the car up a couple of inches.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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i just put my lift on the lowest setting push the arms under the car then take a 2x4 and cut it to the same size as the lift pad and place it on top of lift pad. works every time
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #7
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I use a small block of wood on each lift pad.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:25 AM   #8
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If nothing else do what the corvette guys I know do: jack the car up slide the arm into position, place hockey pucks on the lift pads.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:29 AM   #9
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I wish I had a lift.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #10
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I also have 10K Bendpak lift.

I made some ramps out of 2x12 boards, the ends are cut at a 45 degree angle, and then I slip in hockey pucks on the rear. works great for me

here is the only 2 pics I could find of my ramps
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #11
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I wish I had a lift.
Don't I know it. Did build the nice shop, but ran out of $$$!
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